1st January 2013 – a duck

A beautiful, sunny start to New Year’s Day and a couple stand at the canal side, throwing bread for an assortment of ducks, swans and seagulls. The sunlight on the water reflects ripples of light onto the canal walls. One duck stands out. Darting in and out of all the common mallards and drakes, he is a deep black colour, larger than the ducks around him. Suddenly, as he darts in and out of a ripple of sunlight, a beautiful flash of iridescent green shoots over his head and back. It’s so fast, I think I imagined it, but then there it is again, like the dashing green of a kingfisher, seen by chance.

About Liz Terry

I love to write, and have had quite a few articles published over the years. I write non-fiction on all sorts of subjects, including my own life and what matters to me. I write a blog, called "My Random Ramblings", which you can access by clicking to view my complete profile and then clicking on the link at the bottom. I also wrote a new blog in 2013 called "The 365 Project - a photo diary in words". Intrigued? Then you need to click to view my complete profile and click on the relevant link at the bottom.
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2 Responses to 1st January 2013 – a duck

  1. brilliant. this was so good. 😀

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